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$3,000 stimulus checks going out before Christmas, do you qualify?

Stimulus payments worth as much as $3,000 are going out to thousands of students in the United States.

Many are seeing the checks just in time for Christmas.

Under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, $40 billion dollars was set aside for students under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

The payments are to help students with the cost of education, healthcare, childcare, and other necessities as they navigate getting their degree.

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Which schools have sent students money?

George Washington University was given $9.1 million and another $14 million in all.

Students were eligible if they were enrolled on or after March 13, 2020.

10,000 students have seen payments so far ranging from $800 to $2,500. Students are receiving funding based on individual needs.

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At Meharry College, students were given $10,000 grants. 1,000 students received them.

Bushnell University gave 206 students a total of $642,674.

31,000 students at Penn State were given grants worth up to $1,800. There is another round available worth up to $1,000 for students that can show an exceptional financial need.

Students that did not meet the requirement for the $1,800 are eligible for the $1,000 this round.

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Florida State University has given 16,000 students $17.7 million dollars in grants collectively.

Which schools are going to send students money?

Duke University will give eligible students grants worth either $1,750 or $3,000.

This money will help students with costs of education, food, childcare, healthcare, and housing.

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The payments will go out this month.

City University of New York students that were notified in Nov. will be seeing grants as well.

The University of Rhode Island was granted over $15.5 million and plans to give students block grants worth between $1,500 and $2,500.

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